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To 2203: Peeping toms

11 April 2015 9:00 am

The theme is CATS; the unclued Across lights are breeds of cats and unclued Down lights and TOPCAT (which had…

2203: Peeping Toms

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind; the ones Across are one theme, and those Down (one of two words)…

To 2200

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The unclued Down lights can be abbreviated as MM, and the unclued Across lights as CC. Together as MMCC, they…

2200

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The unclued Down lights (individually or as a pair) are of a kind in short, as are the unclued Across…

To 2197: Missing

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights are some of the words highlighted in Chambers 2011 which were unfortunately omitted from the 2014 edition…

2197: Missing

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Chambers 2014 is certainly not recommended this week theme-wise! But Chambers 2011 is.   Across   1    Cuckoo born…

To 2194: Joe Green

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (including 10/1A) are operas by Giuseppe Verdi (whose name in translation is Joe Green).  First prize Dr…

2194: Joe Green

17 January 2015 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of three words and two of two words), individually or as a pair, are of a…

Christmas crossword: the solution

17 January 2015 9:00 am

First prize Roly Harris, London N1  Runners-up Michael Collins, Petts Wood, Kent; Clare Reynolds, London SE24; Tony Mouzer, Shard End, Birmingham…

Anagram Pie Christmas double puzzle

13 December 2014 9:00 am

A first prize of £100, three prizes of £25 and six further prizes of the Chambers Book of Great Speeches…

To 2189: Offering

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Answers to clues in italics — stramash (1A), pasteboard (33) and lineated (36) — are treated as in the ROMAN…

2188: Pieces of eight

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Each unclued light is somehow related to a clued one. Elsewhere, ignore an acute accent.   Across   4   …

To 2185: Over the sea

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The unclued are locations on SKYE, ‘The Misty Isle’ (solutions at 15 and 31). ISLE does double duty in 15/31…

2185: Over the sea — and bridge

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Two unclued lights describe the location of the others, individually or as a pair. One of these unclued lights does…

To 2182: Tops

25 October 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are ROMAN CROWNS. First prize Philip Hawkins, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire Runners-up G.H.Willetts, London SW19; Chris Edwards, Pudsey,…

2182: Tops

4 October 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a kind, verifiable in Brewer.   Across   1    Poet has overdose first (5)…

To 2179: Cos

4 October 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are abbreviations of seven English and one Welsh county, which themselves are inflected headwords in Chambers. (Consequently,…

2179: Cos

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a specific kind. Additionally each is a legitimate inflected headword in Chambers. Elsewhere, ignore one…

to 2176: ,

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are BUTTERFLIES (as is the ‘comma’ in the title). The pairs are 7/34A, 13/24, 33/6 and 35/25.…

2176: ,

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one hyphened, one of two words), individually or as four pairs, are of a kind.   Across…

to 2173: Men of note

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are COMPOSERS whose surnames start with the letter C.  First prize C.R. Haigh, Hassocks, West SussexRunners-up Kenneth…

2173: Men of note

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are of a specific kind.   Across   11    Top flier backs help for sloth (6)…

to 2170: Hector’s summer nights

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are the titles of the six movements of Nuits d’Eté (Summer Nights in translation) by Hector Berlioz:…

2170: Hector’s Summer Nights

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights (one of three words and three of two), as three pairs and three individually, are of a…

to 2167: Groupies

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The unclued lights are ‘nouns of assemblage’, all listed on page 6 of the Word Lover’s Miscellany section in Chambers…